Iran Takes Delivery of 1st Airbus Plane after JCPOA

Iran’s coverage: Iran’s first new Airbus jetliner lands in Tehran

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Iran takes delivery of 1st Airbus plane after JCPOA

The first commercial airliner purchased from Airbus following the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers landed at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport.


Iran renews support for political solution to Syrian crisis

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari in a meeting with EU Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Helga Schmid in Vienna on Wednesday renewed his country’s support for a peaceful resolution to the Syrian crisis.


German FM condoles Ayat. Rafsanjani demise

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier condoled the demise of Ayatollah Hasehmi Rafsanjani.

Zarif urges Islamic unity vis-a-vis common threats

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Wednesday urged unity among Muslim countries to counter common threats.


Bolivian president extends condolences on Ayat. Rafsanjani’s demise

Bolivian President Evo Morales in a message to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani extended his condolences to the Iranian president, government and nation on the occasion of late Chairman of Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.


Mattis, Trump’s choice to lead Pentagon, is wary of Iran

Shortly before the White House ended his tenure commanding U.S. forces in the Middle East, Marine Gen. James Mattis delivered an urgent message to his boss: An Iranian fighter jet had fired errantly on a U.S. drone overflying the Persian Gulf.


Chinese FM extend condolences to Zarif on Ayat. Rafsanjani’s demise

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a message to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif extended his condolences on the occasion of demise of late Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.


Italian pres. condoles demise of Ayat. Rafsanjani

Italian President Sergio Mattarella, in a message on Wednesday to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, condoled him on the death of the late Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.


AEOI spox.: ISA supposed to be ineffectual, as US officials pledge

Spokesperson of the AEOI has said in Vienna JCPOA Joint Commission, the US officials pledged ISA will never translate to real effects on Iranian economy.


Iran’s Siamand Rahman shortlisted for 2017 Laureus award

Iranian powerlifter Siamand Rahman has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Laureus Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award.